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Electric power systems worldwide face radical transformationwith the need to decarbonise electricity supply, replace ageingassets and harness new information and communication technologies(ICT). The Smart Grid uses advanced ICT to control next generationpower systems reliably and efficiently. This authoritative guidedemonstrates the importance of the Smart Grid and shows how ICTwill extend beyond transmission voltages to distribution networksand customer-level operation through Smart Meters and SmartHomes.
Smart Grid Technology and Applications:
Electrical, electronics and computer engineering researchers,practitioners and consultants working in inter-disciplinary SmartGrid RD&D will significantly enhance their knowledge throughthis reference. The tutorial style will greatly benefit final yearundergraduate and master’s students as the curriculumincreasing focuses on the breadth of technologies that contributeto Smart Grid realisation.
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This book provides discussion on the fundaments of the Smart Grid concept and then describes the technologies that are required for its realisation. It allows the reader to engage with the immediate development of the power system and to take part in the debate over the future Smart Grid.
The book opens with an overview on understanding the Smart Grid, and then is divided into three sections. Part 1 (Information and Communications Technologies') covers communication standards for the Smart Grid. Part Two discusses sensing, measurement, control and automation. Smart metering and demand side participation are described in detail, before distribution automation and the distribution management system. The last chapter of this section covers advanced transmission system operation. Part Three looks at power electronic and advanced components. First of all the topic of power electronics in power demand and supply is presented. Enabling technologies and advanced components are described last of all, giving a balanced view of Smart Grids.About the Author:
Professor Janaka Ekanayake, Cardiff University, UK
Professor Ekanayake is currently at the Institute of Energy atCardiff University. As module leader on an MSc course, he teachesintelligent electronic devices, their applications and automation.He also teaches power electronic applications to power systems,flexible ac transmission systems and HVDC.Previous to this he was aResearch Fellow at the University of Manchester. He was promoted toProfessor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at theUniversity of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2003. Professor Ekanayakehas published over 25 papers in refereed journals and hasco-authored three books in the area of wind integration.
Dr Kithsiri Liyanage, University of Peradeniya, SriLanka
Dr Liyanage is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electricaland Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya. Prior to thishe served as Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University ofRuhuna and as Director of the Information Technology Centre,University of Peradenyia. He has been with the University of Tokyoas a Visiting Research Fellow since 2008. He has served ascoordinator of and consultant to several ICT and power generationprojects.
Dr Jianzhong Wu, Cardiff University, UK
Dr Wu is a lecturer at the Institute of Energy, School ofEngineering, Cardiff University. Privious to this he was a researchfellow at the University of Manchester and Associate Professor atTianjin University, China. He has been involved in several Chinesenational research programmes, developing advanced software toolsfor distribution network operation, planning, for on-line securitymonitoring, assessment and optimisation for transmissionnetworks.
Professor Akihiko Yokoyama, University of Tokyo, Japan
Professor Yokoyama is based at the Department of Engineering atthe University of Tokyo. He is alsoProfessor in the Department ofAdvanced Energy at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences He hasco-authored two books, and is Chairman of PES Council of IEEEJapan. He is Vice Chair- man of the Japanese National Committee ofCIGRE, and Vice President of Central Research Institute of ElectricPower Industry of Japan.
Professor Nicholas Jenkins, Cardiff University, UK
Professor Jenkins moved to Cardiff University in 2008 after tenyears as a professor at the University of Manchester. He hascontributed to ten books and is a Fellow of the IET, IEEE and theRoyal Academy of Engineering. He was a member of Advisory Councilof the CEU SmartGrid Technology Platform. Professor Jenkins ispresently the Shimizu Visiting Professor at StanfordUniversity.
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